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MMA UFC Top 10 Women’s Pound For Pound Rankings - December 2021

Ranking the Top Female MMA fighters in the world such as Kayla Harrison, Cris Cyborg, Valentina Shevchenko, Amanda Nunes, Rose Namajunas, and many more

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By Fan Rankings | December 14, 2021 - 12:20 PM

Honorable Mention

Holly Holm

Organization: UFC

Holly Holm is an excellent fighter and the former UFC Bantamweight champion. She has a professional MMA record of 14 wins and 5 losses, and even though she doesn’t make the list, she does deserve an honorable mention. 



Tatiana Suarez

Organization: UFC

Tatiana Suarez would definitely be on the list if she wasn't injured and inactive for so long. She is a very dominant fighter and has a record of 8 wins and 0 losses. Her last fight was in 2019.



Carla Esparza

Organization: UFC

Carla Esparza, the former UFC Strawweight champion also deserves an honorable mention. 




Top 10 Pound For Pound

  1. Germaine de Randamie

Organization: UFC

Starting off the list, at number 10 we have Germaine "The Iron Lady" de Randamie. She is a dutch MMA fighter, with a professional record of 10 wins and 4 losses. 

She is also the former UFC Featherweight champion, and recently also challenged Amanda Nunes for the Bantamweight belt. However, she lost. In her most recent fight, the iron lady defeated Julianna Peña via submission and got a post-fight bonus as well. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight.




  1. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

Organization: UFC

Joanna Jędrzejczyk is an MMA fighter from Poland, and she is the former UFC Strawweight champion. She has a record of 16 wins and 4 losses. 

Jędrzejczyk was the longest reigning champion at Strawweight defending the title five times before losing it to Rose Namajunas. In her most recent fight, she challenged Zhang Weili for the Strawweight belt but lost via split decision after a very competitive and entertaining fight.

As of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight.




  1. Kayla Harrison

Organization: PFL

Title(s):
  • 2019 PFL Women's Lightweight Tournament Champion
  • 2021 PFL Women's Lightweight Tournament Champion

Kayla Harrison is an American MMA fighter and a former judoka and Olympian. She won gold in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and started her MMA career back in 2018. 

She currently competes in the Professional Fighting League and Won the 2021 PFL Women's Lightweight Tournament. Harrison has an undefeated professional record of 12 wins and no losses, and in her last fight, she defeated Taylor Guardado via submission. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight.




  1. Jéssica Andrade

Organization: UFC

Jéssica Andrade is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil, who has competed in the Bantamweight, Flyweight, and Strawweight division of the UFC. She has a professional MMA record of 22 wins and 9 losses. 

Andrade is the former UFC Strawweight champion, and she won the title after defeating Rose Namajunas. She also challenged Valentina Shevchenko for the Flyweight title but lost. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Cinthya Calvia, and her next fight has not been announced yet.




  1. Julianna Peña

Organization: UFC

Title(s):
  • UFC Bantamweight World Champion

Julianna "The Venezuelan Vixen" Peña is an American fighter of Venezuelan descent. She has a record of 11 wins and 4 losses. 

She is the current UFC Bantamweight champion, a title she won by pulling off one of the biggest upset wins in the history of the UFC. Last night, Pena faced Amanda Nunes, who is one of the best fighters in the world. 

Pena won the fight via a second-round knockout, shocking the world, and making her way into our pound-for-pound list. Though there hasn’t been an official announcement, her next fight is probably going to be a rematch against Amanda Nunes. 




  1. Weili Zhang

Organization: UFC

"Magnum" Weili Zhang is a Chinese MMA fighter competing in the UFC Strawweight division. She has a record of 21 wins and 3 losses and is the former UFC Strawweight champion. 

She won the title after defeating Jéssica Andrade and defended it once against Joanna Jędrzejczyk before losing it to the current champion Rose Namajunas. Weili Zhang’s last fight was a rematch against Rose Namajunas, which she lost via split decision. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight. 




  1. Cris Cyborg

Organization: Bellator

Title(s):
  • Bellator Featherweight World Champion

At number four, we have perhaps the scariest female MMA fighter in the world, Cris Cyborg. With a record of 25 wins 2 losses and 1 no contest, she is the current Bellator Featherweight champion and the former UFC Featherweight champion. 

In her most recent fight, she faced Irish fighter Sinead Kavanagh and won via first-round knockout. She has defended her Bellator title 3 times. Right now, there hasn’t been any official announcement about her next fight.




  1. Amanda Nunes

Organization: UFC

Title(s):
  • UFC Featherweight World Champion

Amanda Nunes is one of the most accomplished female fighters in the sport of MMA. She is the current UFC women’s Featherweight champion and the former UFC Bantamweight champion. 

She held both titles simultaneously until last night when she fought Juliana Pena. Nunes was the heavy favorite, but it seemed like she wasn't herself in the fight, and was only trying to land the right overhand. Pena landed some good shots in the first, and in the beginning of the second round, taking Nunes down and submitting her. 

Though her next fight has not been announced yet, it is probably going to be a rematch against Pena.




  1. Rose Namajunas

Organization: UFC

Title(s):
  • UFC Strawweight World Champion

Rose Namajunas is one of the most inspiring MMA fighters in the sport. She is a two-time UFC Flyweight champion and has a record of 11 wins and 4 losses. 

She has defeated some of the biggest names in the division, including both Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Weili Zhang twice. She also has wins over Jéssica Andrade, Michelle Waterson, and Paige Vanzant. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Weili Zhang via split decision, and as of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight.




  1. Valentina Shevchenko

Organization: UFC

Title(s):
  • UFC Flyweight World Champion

At the top of the list, we have Valentina Shevchenko. She is an MMA fighter and former Muay Thai fighter from Kyrgyzstan and is the current UFC women’s Flyweight champion. 

She has a record of 22 wins and 4 losses. She won the world title after defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk in 2018 and has since defended it 6 times. In her most recent fight, she defeated Lauren Murphy, and there is no official announcement about her next fight as of yet.



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